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Rekkles leaves Fnatic, closing in on move to G2

In an already historic off-season, Martin “Rekkles” Larsson has officially left Fnatic and is likely to join major rivals G2.
Rekkles leaves Fnatic, closing in on move to G2

It has been a season of monumental, tectonic shifts in the landscape of League of Legends. No more Bjergsen in the mid lane for TSM, no more Uzi in the LPL, no more Perkz at G2… and now, no more Rekkles at Fnatic.

The news was broken over Twitter this evening: despite a massive offer on the table, Rekkles has chosen to leave Fnatic after testing the waters in the free agency market.

And according to nearly all reports he will be reuniting with Rasmus “Caps” Winther at G2 Esports.

The move was long speculated - especially after Perkz’ departure from G2 - but it is a massive changing of the guard. G2 had allegedly been angling for a deal with Rekkles but had also shown interest in former OG ADC Upset and SK Gaming ADC Crownshot in the event that Rekkles resigned with Fnatic or looked elsewhere.

Rekkles joining g2
(Picture: Riot Games)

The move, while currently unconfirmed, would leave G2 Esports with a formidable roster as a potential Worlds contender. Rekkles was a Worlds finalist in 2018, took TES to five games in 2020, and is joining a squad that won MSI only last year, hit Worlds finals shortly after, and went to semi-finals this year. Expectations are through the roof.

For Fnatic though, there are more question marks. The off-season has only just begun, and Fnatic will likely have to build much of a roster from the ground up, only this time they won’t be doing it around their longtime captain.